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The Red Army, Russian Tanks, German Tanks

24-05-2014

Miles per hour

The turret was cast aluminum and dual hardness steel. The vehicle was driven by the 6V53T diesel engine with an aluminum block and it developed 300 horsepower at 2,800 rpm. This was the engine used in the M551 Sheridan. The Allison MT650 transmission had five speeds forward and two in reverse. The maximum road speed was estimated as 65 miles per hour and the 90 gallon fuel tank provided a cruising range of approximately 450 miles. The Aerojet water-jet propulsion unit was expected to drive the vehicle at a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour in water.

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17-05-2014

Command and reconnaissance vehicle

Although it never served in the U.S. Army, the FMC command and reconnaissance vehicle was purchased by the Netherlands and in a modified form by Canada. The Netherlands ordered over 260 of the little vehicles and the first was completed in September 1966. During their service, they were fitted with a variety of armament including an Oerlikon turret armed with a 25mm gun.

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10-05-2014

Command and reconnaissance vehicle

In early 1963, FMC had presented a new armored command and reconnaissance vehicle based upon the components of the highly successful M113 armored personnel carrier. The initial design offered the choice of either the gasoline or diesel engine. However, the vehicle was developed using the diesel power package from the M113A1 armoredpersonnel carrier.

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05-05-2014

The armored command and reconnaissance carriers M114

On 22 August 1963, a meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground decided that the manual controls on the XM26 and XM27 cupolas should be replaced by hydraulic power controls. When the new XM27 cupola with the 20mm gun was installed on the M114 and M114A1, they were designated as the armored command and reconnaissance carriers M114E2 and the M114A1E1 respectively. Later, both of these cupola mounts were standardized as the M26 and M27.

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27-04-2014

Caliber machine gun

On the front hull, a wider trim vane or surfboard was installed with cutouts around the headlight groups. The rectangular door with round corners in the rear wall was replaced by a circular door. The complex two man turret armed with the M85 .50 caliber machine gun was eliminated and replaced by a simple one man turret for the commander on the left side of the hull roof behind the driver. It was armed with an externally mounted M2HB .50 caliber machine gun.

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